Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Infectious Diseases and Prematurity


Publishing date
15 Aug 2010
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Feb 2010

Lead Editor

1Iowa Center for Translational and Clinical Research, Des Moines University, IA, USA

2University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy

3Iowa Perinatal Center, Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, IA, USA

4Coordinator, Improving Maternal and Perinatal Health, FCH/RCR, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

5University of Monterrey, Mexico


Infectious Diseases and Prematurity

Description

Few obstetrical problems have been so persistently difficult and simultaneously so prevalent as premature birth, low birth weight, and their sequelae. Moreover, this problem is international in scope and impact. The pathogenesis and treatment of many cases remain inexplicable despite significant scientific advances in the areas of etiology, risk factors, and interventions. Idiopathic prematurity occurs in some industrialized countries in over 12% of pregnancies despite the availability of sophisticated technologies; but also it is a problem in developing areas of the globe where millions of deaths are attributed to preterm birth. Advances in neonate care have allowed for better survival of tiny babies where resources permit, but the financial costs are staggering and surviving infants often bear sequelae of their complicated beginnings.

The editors of this special issue believe that the accelerating pace of scientific discovery fueled by new technologies for discovery-based medicine, coupled with the sense of urgency shared by scientists and clinicians to apply new discoveries, makes this an opportune time to summarize some of the most important advances that are occurring in this field.

Submissions of articles in the following topical areas are invited but other related topics that may contribute to the discussion of premature birth are welcome:

  • General concepts of the physiology and biochemistry of parturition and preterm birth and associated complications and sequelae with special emphases on infectious diseases
  • International infectious disease epidemiology and ethnogeographical differences in microbial exposure in relation to premature birth
  • Contributions of proteomics and genomics to the understanding of preterm labor related to infection
  • The human microbiome: methods of study and implications for preterm birth
  • The role of the immune system in prevention and etiology of premature birth related to infection
  • Therapeutic interventions for infection related premature birth past, present, future
  • Options for improving fetal and neonatal wellbeing
  • Infectious disease complications of the premature baby and management options

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 163046
  • - Editorial

Infectious Diseases and Prematurity

Bryan Larsen | Francesco DeSeta | ... | José Tirán-Saucedo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 737425
  • - Review Article

Recent Advances in Understanding the Microbiology of the Female Reproductive Tract and the Causes of Premature Birth

Xia Zhou | Rebecca M. Brotman | ... | Larry J. Forney
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 705692
  • - Clinical Study

Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis: A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Double-Dummy, Randomised Phase III Study Comparing Secnidazole and Metronidazole

Jean-Marc Bohbot | Eric Vicaut | ... | Michel Brauman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 378472
  • - Review Article

TLR-Mediated Preterm Birth in Response to Pathogenic Agents

Jessica E. Thaxton | Tania A. Nevers | Surendra Sharma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 369654
  • - Research Article

Unnecessary Workup of Asymptomatic Neonates in the Era of Group B Streptococcus Prophylaxis

Brad Buckler | Jason Bell | ... | Jatinder Bhatia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 521921
  • - Review Article

Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: A Fresh Look

Bryan Larsen | Joseph Hwang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 451096
  • - Research Article

Screening for Group B Streptococcus: A Private Hospital's Experience

Sebastian Faro | Brenda Brehm | ... | Mark A. Turrentine
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 802503
  • - Clinical Study

Hepatitis B Response of Premature Infants after Primary and Booster Immunisation with a Diphtheria-Tetanus-Acellular Pertussis-Hepatitis B-Inactivated Poliovirus/Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Vaccine

Felix Omeñaca | Jose Garcia-Sicilia | ... | Pilar García-Corbeira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 350763
  • - Research Article

Malaria, Intestinal Helminths and Other Risk Factors for Stillbirth in Ghana

Nelly J. Yatich | Ellen Funkhouser | ... | Pauline E. Jolly
Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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